Storage technology in recent years significant progress that can be seen on the same memory card microSDXC. In our test lab has received a new model Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus 256 GB. Thanks to Samsung V-NAND memory with the latest 48 layers we get not only a large capacity in the smallest space, but also a higher speed.
Ruler Evo Plus Samsung microSD memory cards on the market for quite some time. Even during the second quarter of 2015 Samsung released the first three models with a capacity of 32, 64 and 128 GB. Now the range has expanded a new flagship model with an impressive capacity of 256 GB. Samsung gives to the capacious memory card, 10-year warranty, the price is about 250 euros.
Of course, Samsung has used its latest memory technology in the form of V-NAND with 48 layers. This technological leap has allowed Samsung Portable SSD T3 increase storage capacity up to 2TB in a compact and elegant aluminum housing. Refresh and family of SSD 850 Evo. Now it is the turn support a proven technology in Samsung memory cards the most compact format. Of course, the 256 GB – a considerable amount of memory, the memory card can record approximately 55.200 photos, 12 hours of video or 33 hours UHD video Full-HD. These values indicated the Samsung, indicate that the Korean manufacturer is positioning the card not only for tablets and smartphones, but also for system cameras and 4K ekshin cameras.
In addition to large lettering with a capacity of 256 GB, the memory card looks quite modest. Samsung used the microSD standard, or rather, microSDXC. To ensure the broadest compatibility, the package includes an adapter for SD card. It will allow to use a memory card, Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus 256 GB with modern digital camera Nikon D500. According to Samsung, SDXC memory card can operate at temperatures ranging from -25 ° C to 85 ° C. It covers all possible scenarios, while some memory cards can boast even wider range.
Using V-NAND memory 48 Samsung layers could not only increase the capacity of the memory. The Korean manufacturer was able to increase performance over previous models EVO Plus line. 128 GB model can only give 80 MB / s read and 20MB / s write, the new model has increased productivity of up to 95 MB / s and 90 MB / s, respectively.
In our tests, Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus 256 GB has shown convincing results. The promised rate we got, but came close to it. In the test we got Aja write speed up to 70 MB / s read speed – up to 87 MB / s. Particularly pleased with the high write performance of 48-layer memory V-NAND. In QuickBench test, we also received good results. Maximum performance was observed in file size 2MB.
High performance was observed not only in synthetic tests, but in practice. We tested the Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus 256 GB with an adapter with a new camera Nikon D500. In our tests, Nikon D500 starts to slow down after only 130 shots in succession. JPEG images (L) with a resolution of 20.6 MP took 1.45 GB. Nikon D500 required for 130 photos 13.36 seconds, then for an additional 10 seconds, all photos have been recorded from the buffer to the SD card. Thus, the rate was 63.56 Mbytes / s. (This value is valid only for our configuration, with the results of other cameras may vary).
Memory Card Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus 256 GB showed convincing results in our tests, including through modern V-NAND memory with 48 layers. We get a huge amount in a very compact format, the performance microSDXC card is also quite good. We are pleased with the increase in write performance compared to the “junior” series cards, which are based on the old planar memory. So if you need a capacious memory card for your smartphone or tablet, the Samsung is quite a novelty can be taken. The same goes for demanding photographers and professionals in the field of video shooting. But Samsung is still based on UHS-I standard, not UHS-II, which could provide a higher data rate.
But we should remember that if an error occurs or the card is lost, will have to part with a lot of pictures or videos. So remember to regularly back up data. On the positive side, we note that Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus 256 GB with 48-layer memory V-NAND worked perfectly in all tested products. Samsung is confident in the technology, therefore, gives a guarantee to the memory card 10 years.